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Engaging the Private Sector for Innovative Global Development

July 21, 2021 • 10:00 – 11:00 am EDT

Nine out of ten jobs in the developing world are now in the private sector, and more than 85 percent of US engagement with developing countries comes through the private sector. Going forward, multi-stakeholder partnerships offer great potential to encourage global development, reduce poverty and inequality, and bring prosperity to millions. 

How can policymakers continue to engage with the private sector to encourage much-needed development? How can organizations such as USAID, working with the Global Development Alliance, help spur innovation in this area?  

Join us for a panel discussion exploring these issues, and hear insights from experts who will examine how innovative private sector engagement can help make a tangible difference in the lives of the world's most vulnerable.

Presented by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Keough School of Global Affairs along with its Pulte Institute for Global Development and McKenna Center for Human Development and Global Business.

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.

Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development

Jennifer Billings

Global Agriculture Development Leader, Corteva Agriscience

Richard Crespin

CEO, CollaborateUp

Sarah Glass

Senior Director for Private Sector Engagement, World Wildlife Fund

Melissa Paulsen

Associate Director of Entrepreneurship and Education Programs, University of Notre Dame

Paul Perrin

Director of Evidence and Learning, University of Notre Dame